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    November 9, 2012
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. it's thirsty thursday, november 8th. for some reason november seems like a very long month already. >> i know. >> because of all the storms we've been having back here in the east. but this one which they named thena they're saying not as bad as expected. the daily news takes umbrage with that. >> that's what people around here are feeling. >> they barely got their power on and some city people are still without power when we get another sock from mother nature. >> they say -- when they said a nor'easter they were right. theres with a foot of snow in some places in connecticut.
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central park right down the street from us had 4.3 inches which is a record for this time of year. one of the things new york does very well, they are very good at clearing the streets. because when i woke up i was like did it snow? you had to look on the grass or rooftops. but i got to tell you, the people -- if you think about what's happening to the folks who were really hit by that hurricane -- i said this last time. but when i lived in new orleans used to 90-degree weather and what you're trying to do is not put more clothe on after a hurricane, you're burning up. but you can live in your house. you can clean up. >> if you have a house. >> right. but this is added in, the freezing temperatures. but there is one little bright spot. stephanie gosk was doing an interview with a family on long beach, long island where my assistant lives. she was interviewing this family without power for multiple days. >> ten days, i think. >> she's got kids and trying to keep them warm. anyway there was a magic moment. this never is captured on tv. >> timing is everything.
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>> let's watch. >> the heat especially is the big concern right now. we are cold. ha! oh, my goodness! wow! oh, my goodness! >> mom? >> i think maybe i know what i'm going to do tonight. >> wow. >> they've been huddled up with kids and, you know, cozying up. >> still our staff and crew still coming in every day. we always ask him every day, power yet? not yet. >> waiting for tammy's power to come on. >> we're feeling it. we're feeling it. >> what's your county again? >> union county. union county, new jersey. please. for the good of all of us here. >> you know what, tap? my hat's off to you. i've never heard you complain yet. >> you're not around me all day. >> no. the one thing tammy has done, everything that's weathered this well has kept perspective. there are so many people that are so worse off than you.
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so when you're tempted you kind of go wait a minute. my children weren't swept away from me in floods. i still have a house and a roof over my head. >> complainers seem to complain more than ever before and people who don't are as stoic as ever. >> when you see other people's pain you're the one that really has the problem. >> all right. >> people came out in spient spight of their pain. why? why? you love lovely women and men did you come to see us at gallagher's steak house yesterday. >> we had such fun. i'm sorry. the house again was packed. there were a bunch of terrific ladies. we fell in love with a lot of people. you see the women right there we're kind of clinging onto? she's 98 years old. >> she came out. >> she came in a nor'easter. >> in a nor'easter. >> tell them why. >> she lives in a nursing home, she just moved into one and she wants to make more friends. >> she's precious. and she loved the show. >> this group is -- that's jen miller's group that came in.
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>> what a doll. yeah. these are all ladies who are like upper east side ladies in new york who are really savvy and very classy. every one of them looks like a barbie doll. so sweet. >> this is another posse at a table. we sat at each table, hung out for awhile, drank their wine and moved onto the next table. >> they couldn't have been more wonderful. thank you, gallagher's for your wonderful hospitality. some people have been asking will you do it again? the thing that scandalous is opening next week we can't do the discount tickets anymore. if you want to come with the regular tickets we'll organize one more time. hoda has been unbelievable faithful friend. we've got to thank britney. >> we have to thank britney. >> what a rock star. she organized that thing so well. >> and something magical i think happened at the show. i've seen the show a few times. we were watching first act. the first act was over and then the lights come up for intermission so people can get a snack or go to the bathroom or whatever. and a woman yelled out "bravo,
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kathie lee" and the place just started applauding at halftime. that was such a great -- >> i was continued. never happens. really lovely. thank you so much, everybody. obviously i wasn't watching "the voice" last night. >> i wasn't, either. but if you were cuddled up and watching tv. >> you had cable. >> there's one standout. we don't want to call this guy the winner but he's so good. his name is trevon. he's on cee lo's team. ♪ i don't want to know the price i'm going to pay for dreaming now that our dreams have come true ♪ ♪ tell me how am i supposed to live without you now that i've been loving you so long ♪
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♪ how am i supposed to live without you ♪ >> beautiful. >> he's being considered the frontrunner? >> i don't know. >> or giving him a run for his money? >> he seems like he's kind of in the top drawer. there are a whole bunch of beautiful singers out there. every judge wanted him. we'll see what happens. anyway they'll have the results show tonight at 8:00 p.m. >> okay. there is another kind of challenge apparently in this world. a salt lake city little girl named sam gordon has become the newest internet sensation. >> nine years old. and she likes football. >> she's dominating peewee football league. >> there she is. look at her. she outruns the boys. there she goes. go, sam, go. go. go. >> look at her. >> look at her with her helmet. >> is that frank gifford's daughter? look at her! >> hello. >> my gosh! >> that is so fun. look how little. oh. oh. oh. >> she's still going. >> could you just watch it all day long? >> where is she now? >> right in the front of the pack, baby. that's where she is.
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how cute. look at her avoid that tackle. >> okay. this year alone, you guys, she scored 35 points. >> look at. this is hysterical. >> she's also tackles. what does she weigh? 60 pounds? >> she weighs 60 pounds. >> not even. >> anyway, a lot of the bigger kids are taking umbrage with this little girl. >> there's this one kid who's 150 pounds, his name is tank and she says she can take him. >> she can take the tank. >> good for her. >> if your feet are aching and you're tired of being in heels, according to the "wall street journal" we can go back to flats. >> hoda says no. >> no. >> i disagree. i think tall people can wear flats just as elegantly as ever. >> here's what i think. >> i'm not sure if it's tall. i again wear a 9 1/2 or a 10 on some days. usually a 9 1/2. but anyway, flats look tremendous. they look like flippers and they're big. and they look when you're walking very big. they just look big. >> i think that's just your perspective.
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honestly. when someone like myself who is only 5'5" 1/2 if i tease my hair. it's for people that are weight challenged and height challenged that flats are a problem. >> that's the problem? >> oh, anyway, they say you have to get the right ones. >> can't get the ballet kind. got to be either square toe towed. >> flat and pointy at the top. >> we have a controversy we need to clear up. it's the buy, borrow and return policy when you get clothes, buy them, wear them, return them. everyone piled onto poor joann who shall remain nameless. that's yesterday's video in her dress. >> anyway, apparently they've turned her into a hen leper on facebook. we're we're sorry, joann. here's what facebook friends had to say. this is the one supporting her. she put these in the prompter. this is the one who likes her.
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>> the one. >> as long as there is no zero damage wear show on the garment there's very little difference in trying it on once and returning it. it's like driving a car. she says you can test drive it. let's get to what most people said. not lisa. >> she's putting up walls. this girl says -- this woman that we didn't say, she says, if i'm going to buy it i buy it and wear it once and wash it. and then if it's ends up in the wash i pay for it. >> that's ridiculous. here's what christian rodriguez speaking for everyone on facebook. wearing an outfit and returning it to the store is deceitful. if you can't afford it don't take it home. >> here's the thing. you could never buy anything in your life. just go to stores, wear it once, take it back. and everybody's going to think you've got the greatest wardrobe in the whole world. but it is -- >> i don't seat big deal. as long as you don't put deodorant stains on it or if you didn't ruin it. >> i don't want to be the person that buys it after you've worn
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it. how would you know? >> what if you get bed bugs that way then you'd care. >> then i would care. >> here's the big question. we are barely barely past hallowe'en, which feels -- we feel like we missed it this year. is it too early for christmas music? even if it's mine? >> is that yours? >> stop playing christmas music this week as customers were complaining. >> not about my music, of course. >> should you wait until thanksgiving? >> yes. >> we kind of think yes. >> yes. wait for the season. so you can feel it. >> i've got a gat song you guys are going to love. this is ihoda, you're going to love it. this is a billy joel song. >> but they have their families. this is a beautiful song by billy joel. maybe the most beautiful love song ever written. it's called "you're my home." ♪ when you look into my eyes and
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you see the crazy gypsy in my soul ♪ ♪ it always comes as a surprise when i feel like whiskered roots begin to grow ♪ ♪ well i never had a place that i could call my very own ♪ ♪ that's all right my love 'cause you're my home ♪ ♪ when you touch my weary head and you tell me everything will be all right ♪ ♪ you say use my body for your bed and my love will keep you warm throughout the night ♪ ♪ well i'll never be a stranger and i'll never be alone wherever we're together that's my home ♪
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>> that's beautiful. >> that's perfect. and it's also perfect because it is our tammy's birthday coming up on sunday! >> she's not going to be able to be with us. >> we have a cake and some champagne. get over here. if you're not pregnant anymore, get over here. you're allowed to drink. happy birthday, tap. we love you. >> tammy's been without power, not complaining. cheers. cheers. >> lights on for all. happy birthday, tammy. we love you. >> all right. they are sometimes outrageous, always great. tv we're talking about ice t and coco. >> and ladies get ambushed on our surprise makeovers. and hoda, your scandalous has been broken tragically. there's a new one coming with your name on it. >> we'll be back after this. ♪ breast cancer and i think that's swell. ♪ ♪ the more you take, the more they'll pay, ♪
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nonsense detective. how do you pronounce your name on there? finn? >> "law and order special victims unit". >> but the new reality show called "ice loves coco" on our sister station. and they are talking kids. check it out. >> well, i mean -- >> what? you want to freeze your eggs? >> well, i'm thinking about it. >> how do they freeze snegs. >> just listen for a minute. >> why? >> some people have a hard time making babies. i don't think we'll have a hard time. >> not with me, baby. not with me. >> okay. i'm not worried about you. so i'm worried about me. >> you'll be okay. you're fertile myrtle. >> and that's why you love them on that show. your third season, right? >> our third season. going great. >> is this real family talk? what's going on? what's happening here, coco? >> you know how he's got the
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hair-brained ideas? got to do something. this is actually my favorite season yet. it's action packed. a lot of stuff going on. and freezing the eggs is just one thing. like right now i have so much going on in my career. and i am being pressured by family and friends and just everybody for me to have a little one. >> do you feel like you're running out of time? >> no, i don't. everybody is making me feel that way. >> her girlfriend said something about freezing eggs and then she brought it home. >> who are you going to listen to? >> that's right. >> i'm thinking maybe that might be a good option just to have down the road. i got some eggs in the freezer just in case we need them. >> for backup. in case you lose your power [ laughter ] >> sorry. >> what do you think about the idea of a family? >> that's not a problem. i told coco, it's her choice. i have kids. so i've told her when you're ready to have a baby just tell me. pow. i can make a baby through a brick wall. that's not a problem. >> it's not about your sperm, my darling.
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you could have superman sperm if she has trouble with her eggs. >> my sperm can refertilize her eggs. >> oh, my gosh. >> this is what i go through all the time. >> you're the sperm king? >> one of them. but this is just stuff that goes on in our household. "ice loves coco" the name comes from "i love lucy." when we shot our first pilot they said you guys are funny. they didn't know what to expect. i'm funny. they think i'm going to kill everybody. i'm a nice guy. the show's been going. it's crazy. she has idea and i say no. >> he always says no. but i prove you wrong, don't i? all the ideas somehow turn out. you know? >> but isn't this what you love? you fell in love with that zany side of her. >> absolutely. >> like oh, lucy. exactly the same way. you got some splaining to do. >> coco is the sweetest person i've ever met in my life. i never hear her say anything
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negative about one person. that's the truth. she's an honest to god like a little angel. so we get along great. >> if you go on coco's twitter page, i did because we were going to tweet you're coming on, you're exposed all over the place on your twitter page. hanging out. >> i'm not naked. >> not all the way. >> but that's where i started before i met him. i started in "playboy" when i was like 18. i'm 33 now. but i've been a model for 15 years. >> so you're comfortable with it. >> i have a lot of pictures on me on the net. >> there's a picture of you doing -- are you doing a behind workout? >> let's see. >> do we have a picture? >> sitting right here. >> stand up for a second. >> here we go. >> we have to see. >> you want me to see the squat? >> yes, the squat. oh, the squat. in heels. >> and that's good. >> what does that do? >> this is actually i'm squatting in heels. actually it's working this part of the leg. and if you're flat it works a different type of muss gel you're not flat.
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our crew by the way is paying attention to the segment. >> finally woke up. >> i come here to give lessons to to the "today" show. >> we wish you well on your third season and with the babies and everything. >> oh, thank you. >> you can watch "ice t loves coco" again sunday nights at 10:00/9:00 central on e. our webcaster video is next right after this. ] [ bass thudding ] [ beads rattling ] spearmint that tingles as you chew. stimulate your senses. 5 gum. now in micro pack.
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this was tammy's house five minutes ago when we said come, on union city, turn the lights on in union county, and guess what happens. seriously, we just said it. that's all she wanted for her birthday. >> i can't believe that happened as we said it. >> you dug up a good video, huh? >> i did. i did. they say dogs are a man's best friend, but jackson is man's
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best helper, and he does everything to help get ready for a game of frisbee. check it out. >> what's up, dude? >> can you close that door? nice. good job. hey, where is the remote control? good job. good boy. do you have a frisbee around here somewhere? i think it was in the bedroom. i think i saw it. where is your frisbee? go get it. there it is. good boy. oops. can you put it in my hand? good job. let's see. grab your water bottle. it's in the fridge. good boy. nice. good job. you got it all figured out. one more thing. you stretch your paws?
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good boy. let's go play frisbee. >> how adorable? >> that's jackson, and it took him a couple of months to learn the tricks and then they pieced them all together. . i can't believe what we just saw. that was crazy. >> it gives you a goal for your new dog. >> i'm going to get one too. >> i'm sure it will be able to do all those things. in a matter of moments. >> you better get milano to move in with me. >> he is now a cookie. >> what is his last name? >> peter milan. you added a little flare. >> he is a nice guy. >> you better get him because you are going to -- it's over. >> i'm getting a dog walker. our hair and make-up people are working their magic on two lucky ladies on the plaza. we'll reveal all on our ambush makeovers. >> a very special story. this is for a mother who always puts the needs of others first. your local news and weather.
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we're back with more on this thirsty thursday, and it's time for our plaza ambush makeover where two women in our crowd. get surprised with hot new looks. >> showing off their skills as always, our resident makeover team. today contributor and style to the stars louis licari. >> and jill martin. it was kind of a cold, icky day. >> this is the aftermath of the storm. so the crowd was a little weak, but we still found great candidates. don't you think, jill? >> pattinson fans and a few makeovers. >> susan is 50 years old from orlando, florida. she relies on her 23-year-old daughter who dresses her, so she jumped at the chance for a brand new look. let's take a look at her story. >> well, i feel like everyone needs a makeover after the past
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week, but you're in town for a family wedding, so what are we going for here? >> well, i always like to look great for my husband, and we have a family wedding on friday night, and i haven't seen them in years. my siblings and relatives and everything, so i want to look awesome. hot. >> i like that she wants to wow you after 30 years. what do you think about that? >> i love being wowed every day, so i'm a lucky man. >> how cute is that? tom, you're going to keep your blind fold on, if you won't mind, until you get the green light to take it off. >> he's a good-looking man. >> sure is. >> here is susan before. all right. susan, let's see the new you. >> wow. whoa. cool. all right. tom, you ready? >> i'm ready. >> look at your bride. >> wow. good job. >> ready to see yourself? wait. wait. wait.
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here comes hubby. he likes it. >> it worked. >> wow. >> you look beautiful. >> look right at camera 12. >> that's a transition. >> that's a transition. >> transformation. you know, she talked about how for 30 years they are still so sexually connected, and how great -- >> what did you say? >> sexually connected. how is that. they're hot for each other. >> you can tell. i saw him run over there. >> that was very important to them that she just wanted to maintain that little vavoom quality. bridget gave her that great haircut. >> bridget, love her. >> isn't she the best? what she did is kept it simple because of the texture of her hair. long in the front, short in the back. great style. the epitome of new york city chic. i toned down the back of that hair and left that little piece of brightness around the front just to give it an accent.
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>> it's very modern and beautiful. and give your va-va-voom turn. >> she has a wedding on friday night. but also something you could wear all the time. this is by maggie london. it's an already made wrap dress. >> they're wonderful. >> just with that little detail, and then the cuff is kansas scott and earrings are roberto celello. >> fabulous. >> he wants you over there with him. >> shout out to -- elementary school. >> all right. our second lady is lisa. she's 33 from the bronx. as a single mother of two children, her beauty routine of day consists of throwing her hair back in a ponytail, and she was thrilled at the opportunity to be pampered for just a few hours. let's listen to her story. >> you came here for pattinson, and now you are getting a makeover. it's a good treat. >> very happy to be here getting a makeover. this is the first time. >> and you're a little shocked? >> yes, i'm very shocked. >> and excited.
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i'll say that for you. what do you think about it? >> i think it's fantastic. she deserves it. it's been a long time coming. she needs this makeover. >> thank you. so sweet. >> sisters can say that and sound sweet. other people can't, but she's here with her sister, ereka. >> look at erika. >> who is ready, and we will take one last look at lisa before and bring out the new lisa. ♪ >> oh, wow. beautiful. yes. >> look right there at camera 12. >> take it off? you ready? >> wow. oh, my -- >> you look good. >> it's awesome. >> you look really good. >> take a look at yourself, hon. >> oh, my -- >> you look gorgeous. >> oh, my gosh. >> you are gorgeous. >> thank you so much. >> here we go. >> you look right here at camera 12. >> why don't we prepare for this? >> tell us.
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>> first of all, lisa, as you both said, she is an absolutely ex exquisitely beautiful woman. she just ignored her looks. what i did is i softened her hair color. i made it a slightly lighter brown, but she's a perfect brunette. haircut by bridget, and, of course, the makeup all soft and pretty. it was brought together. >> thank you. >> you look -- >> we'll save this for everyone has a story. >> what do you think? >> she's beautiful. that's just -- no words. >> ah. >> that dress is beautiful. >> we had so much fun picking out a dress, but she says i don't have a little black dress, so now you do, and this one is from london times. it's gorgeous. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. it's beautiful. >> all right. great job.
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♪ everyone has a moment today you are meeting our newest everyone has a story contest winner. ashley and francis. ashley wrote in to tell us about her mom. her mom adopted ashley when she was just an infant. >> francis has worked with special education children for more than 15 years and has battled thyroid cancer herself. first, here's their story. >> my mother frances is the most kind-hearted, good-spirited, patient, beautiful, intelligent and loving person that i've ever met in my entire life. in 2002 my mom was diagnosed with having thyroid cancer. the doctor was able to get rid of all the cancer and it has yet to come back. my mom never seems to be scared,
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and she always makes sure she stays strong for the family. she has worked in special education for over 15 years and absoluly loves what she does. at our church she worked for an organization which helps to provide foster children with homes. she loves this field of work because she was adopted by her grandmother when she was younger, and she adopted me when i was only 2 months old. i am so blessed that i was adopted by such an amazing woman to provide me with more love and support than i could ever ask for. i always wonder where i would have ended up if my mother had not adopted me when she did. my mother is truly an inspiration. no matter what ups or downs our family is going through, she never stops loving or trying. her love is unconditional, and i just hope that i can be half of the woman that she is when i am older. >> wow. >> beautiful. >> can you see why we responded over their letter, and ashley
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and her mother frances are here this morning. >> what's it like for you, frances, to hear the words that your daughter describes you as well? >> i'm almost in tears. first of all, didn't even know she was doing all this. i was really shocked. >> she's a sneaky little thing. >> does it all the time. always doing something for me. >> she could be saying a lot of things about her mother, so i know as a mother my kids talked about me that way, it would break my heart. >> yeah. she's wonderful. she's always up-spirited. >> i love how you look up to your mom, and you say you want to be half the mom that your mother is when you get older. describe the relationship you have with your mom. >> very close. that's the thing. out of everybody in my life, she has the most patience between her and my dad. they've been through a lot of up ups and downs with me and my siblings but they never gave up on us. i appreciate that. >> you were adopted yourself? >> you know what that means to be adopted into a lovely home. it's all the difference in the world, isn't it?
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>> my father's parents adopted me. i start staying with them, and then they adopted me. >> i was very close with my grandmother. >> what made you decide to adopt? >> i always wanted three kids, but i had complications with both pregnancies, and i think what sealed everything my husband's father died and after he died i just decided, you know what, we need something here. we were lost for a while, and we decided to adopt. >> nothing like a new life. >> yes. >> to just bring new perspective. you know? >> yeah. someone left and someone came in. >> we're going to have a great performance for you guys. very special star rachel potter is going to sing right now. >> new song that we've written just for you. >> i'm among paul good low. starting with today we're still watching the developing winter storm brutus attack the west with plenty of snow and wind as well.
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blizzard conditions setting up the northern plains and the northern rockies. look at the temperatures. talking highs in the 20s and 30s in some locations. ahead of that system mild across the south. texas, dallas, houston, 82. and we have snow last night across the east. now things are warming up the. 50s. they'll turn into 60s as we head on towards the weekend. let's move into the weekend. saturday brutus continues to move across the west. cold air coming all the way down towards the southwest. phoenix only in the 60s. l.a. also plenty of snow breaking out towards the plains and risk of severe weather and windy weather up and down the central u.s. got football games going on saturday from texas all the way up to missouri. windy conditions. warm wind here, 81 in houston, 70 in kansas city. cold air behind that system. only 20 in billings. some 20 plus degrees below average for this time of the year. as we head towards sunday, the east coast is warm and dry. 60 in new york city. that's some brightening news. also more showers and thunderstorms here across the midwest. look at the temperature
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contrast. ahead of it 68 in louisville, behind it 30 in denver. should be in the mid 50s this time of year. back to school on monday. more showers and thunderstorms into the ohio valley. behind that we're cooler. dallas only 59 for a high on monday. into tuesday that front pushes onto the east coast. more rain showers up and down the eastern seaboard from the panhandle of florida towards maine. then here comes yet another system in the west. more mountain snow, valley rain. that drops into california on your wednesday. even brings some rainshowers to the desert southwest as we head towards wednesday afternoon. hey, tune in every week day morning at 6:00 a.m. on the weather channel and you can wake up with al. mistletoe'ing, ho ho ho'ing, yellowing. and every holiday season, your teeth have been yellowing. fact is if you're not whitening, you're yellowing.
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♪ everyone has a moment that changes their life ♪ >> we're back with frances and ashley. they are our everyone has a story winners, and david
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friedman and i wrote a very special song for you. it's called "without you." welcome broadway performer rachel potter from the great show "evita." ♪ ♪ there are so many wonderful people out there people who sacrifice, serve us, and care but there is one person most special to me the kind of a person i hope i can be ♪ ♪ she's acquainted with heartache and suffering too well ♪ still, her eyes are on heaven, though she's been through hell ♪ ♪ because even when she's at the end of her rope she never stops reaping a harvest of hope ♪
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♪ mom, i love you don't know where i would be ♪ ♪ if you hadn't found me and rescued me ♪ ♪ mom without you i feel lost and alone you gave me a light that i'd have never known and honestly i don't know what i i'd do if i had to live life without you ♪ ♪ ♪ there are so many gifts you give others each day ♪ ♪ if there's love to be given, you give it away ♪ ♪ but you save the greatest of gifts just for me when you gave
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me the gift of a family ♪ ♪ mom, i love you for all that you have done the gift that you have given, the battles you have won ♪ ♪ and for all the choices you make so lovingly especially the choice you made in choosing me because all my dreams could never have come true without your love, without your care, without your smile, without you there ♪ ♪ mom, i don't know what i'd do without you ♪
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we're back. we're honoring a very special mother. rachel potter just performed "without you," and that was for frances and of course ashley. also with us composer david freedman. >> what did you think of your song? >> i loved it. it was beautiful. >> oh, it was beautiful. >> i liked -- you guys reacted. there was a line in there that says your eyes are on heaven, but you've been through hell, and you both looked at each other like that's the line. those are the people that smiled through the persecution and pain in life. we're so happy to be able to tell your story. >> you have another battle you're going through all this point too. >> i should know either friday or monday. >> she's getting a biopsy and
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checking it out. >> you're a beautiful lady. >> we want to give you a little something. frances, there's a place called "t the golden pheasant in bucks county. they donated a consecutive two-night stay for you and your husband at the inn. they sent along this gift basket for you guys. >> that will be fun for you. >> yes. >> it will. >> i want to also say that rachel has her own cd out. >> rachel potter. >> it's -- >> the thought exchange. >> i want to listen. >> we have a show called "scandalous" david and i, and god bless, and tomorrow we're going to have a performance by cody -- >> people are crazy about that. cody. >> we're going to have the truth about 12 healthy foods and the true reason you can't sleep. how about that? >> you already know mine. >> have an awesome thirsty thursday, everybody. we'll see you at scandalous tonight. >> good